Glenn Beck: Take this house and shove it


Glenn Beck: Warning signs missed on economy

Longtime viewers of my television program know that I've been banging the recession drum for a while now, but the truth is that an economy as large and complex as ours doesn't just collapse overnight. It happens slowly and methodically, with plenty of warning signs along the way.

Think about it as a series of waves heading toward the beach, with each one representing a different area of trouble. There's one for slowing consumer spending (American Express said that spending among its affluent clients slowed for the first time since 2001); one for inflation (wholesale and consumer prices recently posted their largest increases in 26 and 17 years, respectively); and one for the continuing credit crunch (Citigroup recently announced its fourth-quarter loss was the largest in its 196-year history).

But while those waves are the latest to form, we need to pay more attention to the wave that started it all: housing. In theory, looking closely at the housing market in some parts of the country could help predict what's in store for the rest of us. And if that's true, then buckle up.

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GLENN: Going to take a quick break here and I also want to tell you that there is a -- and Stu, help me out on this. I can't believe that CNN.com actually printed my editorial on the economy.

STU: I don't see why not.

GLENN: It's on the front page of CNN.com.

STU: As you know, Glenn, you work for a division of CNN which honors the fact that you have opinions that some people think are crazy.

GLENN: Shhh.

STU: I mean, that is part of the business we do.

GLENN: Yes, my point exactly. So here's the editorial. Glenn Beck, warning signs missed on the economy. Glenn Beck says USA economy has slowly been collapsing. He says some people are trashing their houses before leaving them and politicians have a lot of ludicrous ideas for solving economic problems, he says. In it on CNN.com right now I trash Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who -- well, even George W. Bush who want this stimulus package. Let's just put this -- here's one of the lines when I get into Hillary Clinton: Now, I'm not a former first lady but I am a thinker. So let me ask the obvious question." I can't believe they've actually put this up on the front page of CNN.com.

STU: It's exciting.

GLENN: And they didn't change the font lines on this. The opinions expressed on this commentary or solely those of the writer. I don't think they would have led with that.

STU: I'm surprised that wasn't the title.

GLENN: I know. I'm surprised it doesn't just scroll across the page the whole time. It should be -- should be all capitals. It's like they are shouting it: The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer!

STU: I've got to ask you a question about this article. I was reading. I think I understand what you're saying but I have a question for you about it. Do we have time for this?

DAN: We have just a minute.

STU: We have just a second. When you are saying this, you almost come out like you are -- I understand you don't like the idea of a stimulus package, it's not the best way to help the economy but I don't know that there's ever a time that I feel like, yeah, you know what, tax rebate, bad idea. I don't -- cut my taxes.

GLENN: Yeah, here's why tax rebate is a bad idea. Tax rebate is a bad idea because tax rebate is crack cocaine. It will give -- it is a $800 blip on the radar screen that goes away. Most people take that $800 and they will pay down their debt. So, yes, great. I can take $800 and I'll pay down my debt but it does nothing to stimulate the economy and it's short lived. In the article I explain. I mean, when are people going to understand income tax slashing? What we have is the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, about to be the first. We've got to slash those rates. You've got to do permanent things. And you also have to take a bitter pill. People were stupid, they got into houses they couldn't afford. Banks were stupid. They lent too much money out. They got greedy. You know what? They need to feel the pain. The homeowner that has that needs to feel the pain. You cannot keep giving aspirin and Band-Aids for these bubbles. You must lance the boil to be able to heal, and we're never going to heal if we keep playing these games with the economy. Read all about it, front page at CNN.com. It is warning signs missed by the economy by me.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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